Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fitzgerald Square Foot Garden - Day 1

Instead of planting a garden directly in the ground, we constructed (Pat actually did most of the construction) a 4x4 wooden box to plant our garden in. This concept is called a square-foot garden and is meant for people who want to grow a garden in a small space.
After Pat hammered the wood together he and Savannah lined the bottom with newspaper and we filled it with Miracle Grow soil and we started a planting.
Our little garden (which has 16 spots) has corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash, cantaloupes and watermelon. I also have a few okra plants and lettuce and spinach seeds that I need to find a space to plant in the yard later in the week.
I promise to keep you updated on out our project comes along... if we have veggies this summer it will be well worth the effort. Wish us luck!


Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I wish I had the time for a garden.

Cheeseboy said...

Those look terrific. Our garden goes in next weekend.

Truthful Mommy said...

I am your newest follower. Following you back! Thanks for stopping by. What a beautiful family you have. I adore this idea of the square foot fact I am going to borrow it:) I got a wonderful flower garden for Mother's Day and to be honest, after all the work my poor husband did tilling and turning and planting, etc. I don't really want to do it to him again for my vegetable garden. So I am def. trying your idea! Happy MOthering!

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

The garden looks great! I want to put in a 4x4 plot sometime (we have four 8x4 plots) for my kids to plant and manage on their own.